Carl Sagan

Bill Nye on Taking Astronomy with Carl Sagan

by Jason Major March 21, 2014

“This is how we know nature. It is the best idea humans have ever come up with.” – Bill Nye, Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society In this latest video from NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, science guy Bill Nye talks about the incredible influence that Carl Sagan had on his […]

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‘Cosmos’ Reboot Starts With a (Big) Bang

by Nancy Atkinson March 10, 2014

With much anticipation from the astronomy and science community, the opening episode of the new and updated version of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” series premiered to the masses on television in North America last night. This reboot – this time hosted by astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson — did a wonderful job of paying homage to […]

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TV Show ‘Cosmos’ Gets An Epic Reboot This Sunday

by Elizabeth Howell March 7, 2014

Sunday is going to be a once-in-a-generation moment. For those of us who were too young to remember the original Cosmos (writer puts hand up) or those who are eager to see the classic 1980 Carl Sagan series updated with discoveries since then, we’re all in luck. A new series starring astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson […]

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50 Years After Taking Over Earth, The Beatles’ Space Invasion Is Well Underway

by Elizabeth Howell February 10, 2014

As the Beatles strummed the opening notes to “All My Loving” on the Ed Sullivan Show 50 years ago yesterday, few could have imagined how wide-ranging that music would be. The broadcast gave birth to a global music phenomenon. And like all TV broadcasts of the day, the music carried out into space at the […]

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Pale Blue Dot: an Animated Contemplation

by Jason Major December 5, 2012

Every now and then, someone takes Carl Sagan’s wonderful reading of his iconic “Pale Blue Dot” narrative and turns it into an animated presentation, usually combining images and video footage of space exploration and Earthly vistas to create something undeniably spellbinding (Sagan’s narratives do have a tendency to have that effect!) Artist Adam Winnik went […]

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